writing competitions September 2020

Writing Competitions to enter in September 2020.

Writing competitions are a great way to build your credentials as a writer. If you are working on a project, the spirit of competition could get you out of a rut and help you become even more creative. Writing competitions are also a great opportunity for aspiring writers to benefit from the cash prizes and publication opportunities that are often awarded to winning entries.

As we move into the month of September here are some writing competitions you can apply to.

The Diana Woods Memorial Award- Lunch Ticket

The Lunch Ticket is a coveted online literary and visual art journal. The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction provides writers the opportunity to publish their work and earn a handsome cash prize of $250. The competition deadline is on the 31st of August and there is no entry fee.

TSR Short, Short Fiction Contest- The Southampton Review

The writing competition challenges writers to create a compelling story using no more than 350 words. The competition is open to works of fiction, flash fiction, and short stories. The winning entry gets a $500 award as well as publication in the fall issue. The entry fee for the writing competition is $5. The deadline for submission is the 1st of September.

2020 Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology Contest- Insecure Writer’s Support Group

The 2020 Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology Contest is open to stories that center on the theme of Dark Matter. Entries must be between 4500-6000 words. Winning entries could get published in the Dancing Lemur Press’ imprint Freedom Fox print. Authors will also receive royalties on the copies of books both print and e-book sold.

100 Word Flash Fiction Contest- FanStory

Fanstory writing competitions are a great way to polish your writing skills. Submit a 100-word slash fiction story on a topic of your choice. Winning entries get a cash prize of $100. All the writers receive feedback on their submission as well. The deadline for the writing competition is the 16th of September.

Stringybark Times Past Award 2020- Stringybark Publishing

The competition is open to works of historical fiction based on factual events where Australia plays an important role. Stringybark Publishing is looking for a careful retelling of events while adhering to the word limit of 1500 words. The first prize includes a cash prize of $350 as well as e-book and paperback publication in Stringybark anthologies. The entry fee is $14 and the deadline for submission is 27th of September.

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